A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit 148km south of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia at 23:16:02 (UTC) on October 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5km (11 miles).
The epicenter was located 148km (92 miles) north of Severo-Kuril’sk (population 2,422), Sakhalin.
The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses — a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
The area has experienced at least 7 notable quakes in the last 24 hours — ranging from M4.8 to M6.5.
This most recent event was again within proximity of the currently erupting Ebeko volcano.
Ebeko’s latest eruption was reported on Thursday, Oct 11 at 05:38 (UTC) when ash was fired over 15,000ft a.s.l.
The recent global seismic and volcanic uptick is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/
GSM = influx of GCRs = uptick in Seismic and Volcanic activity
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